Comparison of 122 GHz Lens Antennas for System-on-Chip FMCW Radar With Minimum Back Reflection and High Gain


Bezer A. E. , Abbak M., Gursoy T., Aydin U.

IEEE ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS PROPAGATION LETTERS, cilt.19, sa.12, ss.2329-2333, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1109/lawp.2020.3032667
  • Dergi Adı: IEEE ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS PROPAGATION LETTERS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2329-2333

Özet

Three different dielectric lens antennas are designed to enhance range of a commercially available 122 GHz radar system-on-chip transceiver with antennas in package. A Fresnel-zoned lens antenna, a plano-hyperbolic lens antenna with one-refracting surface, and a conventional plano-hyperbolic lens antenna with two refracting surfaces are compared. All lens antennas are made of Teflon (PTFE). Problem of back-reflection and its degrading effect on radar performance is addressed. In addition to simulations, an in-house 122 GHz radar system utilizing a system-on-chip transceiver is used to measure radiation pattern, gain, and back-reflection. It is shown that conventional plano-hyperbolic lens antenna with two-refracting surface has higher gain and lower back-reflection than plano-hyperbolic lens antenna with one-refracting surface. However, weak targets near the radar can only be detected by Fresnel-zoned lens antenna which causes no additional back-reflection. If transmit power is increased, Fresnel-zoned lens antenna outperforms conventional plano-hyperbolic lens antenna with two-refracting surfaces.